Beginning F# 4.0

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Apress, May 2, 2016 - Computers - 309 pages
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This book is a great foundation for exploring functional-first programming and its role in the future of application development. The best-selling introduction to F#, now thoroughly updated to version 4.0, will help you learn the language and explore its new features.

F# 4.0 is a mature, open source, cross-platform, functional-first programming language which empowers users and organizations to tackle complex computing problems with simple, maintainable and robust code. F# is also a fully supported language in Visual Studio and Xamarin Studio. Other tools supporting F# development include Emacs, MonoDevelop, Atom, Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, and Vim.

Beginning F#4.0 has been thoroughly updated to help you explore the new features of the language including:

    Type Providers
  • Constructors as first-class functions
  • Simplified use of mutable values
  • Support for high-dimensional arrays
  • Slicing syntax support for F# lists

Reviewed by Don Syme, the chief architect of F# at Microsoft Research, Beginning F#4.0 is a great foundation for exploring functional programming and its role in the future of application development.


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Getting Started
How to Obtain Install and Use F
Functional Programming
Imperative Programming
ObjectOriented Programming
Organizing Annotating and Quoting Code
The F Libraries
Data Access
Parallel Programming
Distributed Applications
LanguageOriented Programming
Compatibility and Advanced Interoperation
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Robert Pickering is an extraordinarily prolific writer on F#. The F# Wiki on his website,, is among the most popular F# web sites in the world. He is a consultant for LexiFi, lives in France, and works on projects in England, Denmark, Holland, and Belgium. He received his bachelor of science degree in computer science from Manchester University in 1999.
Kit Eason is a senior software developer for an energy trading systems provider. He has also developed software for automotive engineering companies, universities, energy suppliers, banks, and financial services companies. Kit has run many educational and training courses, including evening classes, women's electronics classes and CNC training for engineers. Kit is a regular speaker at SkillsMatter in London, and at various conferences and meetups. He works mainly in F# and C# and normally speaks on F# and related matters.

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